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The sword of honour trilogy

by Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966.

Format: Print Book 1994
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Summary
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This trilogy of novels about World War II, largely based on his own experiences as an army officer, is the crowning achievement of Evelyn Waugh's career. Its central character is Guy Crouchback, head of an ancient but decayed Catholic family, who at first discovers new purpose in the challenge to defend Christian values against Nazi barbarism, but then gradually finds the complexities and cruelties of war too much for him. Yet, though often somber, the Sword of Honour trilogy is also a brilliant comedy, peopled by the fantastic figures so familiar from Waugh's early satires. The deepest pleasures these novels afford come from observing a great satiric writer employ his gifts with extraordinary subtlety, delicacy, and human feeling, for purposes that are ultimately anything but satiric.
Contents
Men at arms
Officers and gentlemen
Unconditional surrender.

Additional Information
Series Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 173.
Publisher New York :Knopf :1994
Distributed by Random House,
Other Titles Men at arms.
Officers and gentlemen.
Unconditional surrender.
Men at arms.
Officers and gentlemen.
Unconditional surrender.
Sword of honor trilogy
Contributors Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Men at arms.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Officers and gentlemen.
Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966. Unconditional surrender.
Language English
Description xlix, 710 pages ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page xxxv).
ISBN 0679431365
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